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Pecan Sandies

Pecan Sandies are a buttery, nutty, chewy cookie that is anything but basic and loaded with flavor. Simple to make and incredibly delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pecan sandies
Servings: 6
Calories: 349kcal


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and add the flour, salt, and mix well.
  • Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract mixing until combined.
  • Add the chopped pecans and mix on low until incorporated.
  • Form the dough into 1-inch small balls (1 tablespoon) by hand, place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Gently press down to flatten and form each cookie.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until cookies are set and the bottom has lightly browned.
  • Allow cooling for 5 minutes on baking sheet before removing to cool on rack completely.
  • Store in airtight container at room temperature.


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.3mg